Americans make noise in Germany as teams face off in Brazil

Americans wave their flag during a World Cup soccer game between Germany and the U.S., Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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By JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 26, 2014

Kaiserslautern, Germany — Americans and Germans shared space and beer in Kaiserslautern, Germany as their respective soccer teams faced off in the final game of group play in the 2014 World Cup.

With around 50,000 people, including military servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians and contractors as well as their families, the Kaiserslautern Military Community is the largest U.S. community outside of the United States.

The U.S. will advance to the World Cup's knockout phase despite losing to Germany 1-0.


American supporters cheer after singing the national anthem in an Irish bar in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes
Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes


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